THE man accused of strangling Jo Yeates had never been arrested before, it was revealed yesterday.
VT was of “good character” in his native Holland and the UK.
Prosecutors at VT’s bail hearing successfully applied to remand him in custody pending his trial for the murder of 25-year-old landscape architec
But they did not suggest there was a risk of him offending or that he was a danger to the public.
Prosecutor Ann Reddrop told Bristol Crown Court: “To be fair to him he is a man of good character both in this country and, as I understand, in Holland.
“The grounds for applying for a remand in custody are failing to surrender and interfering with the course of justice.’’
VT’s lawyer Paul Cook did not make a bail application but is free to do so at a later date.
Mr Justice Treacy adjourned the case until a preliminary hearing on Monday and remanded VT in custody.